China is an ancient, mysterious and beautiful land that is always appealing to adventurous foreign visitors. As the third largest country in the world occupying an area of 9,600,000 square km, a wide variety of terrain and climate shape its numerous natural attractions. It is abundant in a variety of resources, plants, animals, and minerals, the land has nurtured countless generations of Chinese people.
One of China's greatest treasures is her long, rich history. As early as 1.7 million years ago, the earliest humans evolved on this land. The first dynasty, the Xia Dynasty, dates to about the 21st century BC. For 4,000 years, feudalism was the dominant economic and cultural model. Then, in 1911, the revolution led by Sun Yat-sen brought the monarchy to an end. On October 1st, 1949, the PRC was founded, fully named the 'People's Republic of China'. Since then, this country has developed independently and vigorously. Most recently, reform and an opening-up policy has energized life in this country.
Chinese arts and crafts, including painting, calligraphy, operas, embroidery and silk are distinctive and unique. Kung Fu has recently begun to enjoy popularity in other parts of the world has been part of Chinese culture for centuries. Chinese literature also testifies to the country's rich heritage. And, of course, there is Chinese food, which has been exported to every corner of the globe.
China has so much to see, the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, the Mighty Yangtze River and the natural beautiful scenery of Jiuzhaigou Valley, Zhangjiajie and so much more and let’s not forget about the hustle and bustle of modern Shanghai.